Veterans Day FREE Meals 2012

Looking for Veterans Day Free Meals 2013?  Visit: The Military Wallet

The following establishments are soon to be offering FREE or discounted MEALS to U.S. Military Veterans on or around Veterans Day 2012. 

All locations require either a Military ID or other proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, a veterans organization membership I.D. card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214.

Please Note: Some of the long-time annual participants listed have yet to release their 2012 details and links, so keep checking back for updates as we get closer to Veterans Day 2012.  Also, please note that virtually all of these Veterans Day meals do not include a beverage or a tip for your server.  Please be kind and remember to thank your servers as they thank you.

Applebee’s– Sunday, November 11th 2012 Choose a free meal from this special Veteran’s Day menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, and more.  Find locations: http://applebees.com/.

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Bar Louie – Sunday November 11th, and Monday November 12th: Free meal (Up to $11) Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, up to $11 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage. Available at all locations, military ID or proof of service is required. See FaceBook page for more info.

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Chili’s – Sunday, November 11th, 2012 from 11am until 5pm Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 8 entrees including the Oldtimer with cheese, Chicken Crisps, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Classic Full Turkey sandwich, Lighter Choice Chicken Salad, Soup and Salad Combo, Cajun Chicken Pasta, or the Bacon/Chicken/Ranch Quesadilla at participating Chili’s in the U.S. Dine-in only; beverages not included.  Find locations.

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Denny’s Veterans Day All You Can Eat Pancakes, Monday, November 12th, 2012 to any veteran with valid Military I.D. from 6:00am – 10:00pm.

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Famous Dave’s – Veterans Day 2012:  Free Two Meat Salute or 25% off or $10 off your meal depending upon location.  Offer varies by location, please call your local restaurant for more information.

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Golden Corral – Free meal, Monday Nov. 12th, 2012: The 11th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4 pm to 9 pm in all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide. For more information visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.

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Hooters – 10 Free Boneless Wings, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel.  Drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters.  For more information, visit  HootersVeteransDay.com.

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Veterans Day Free MealsHyVee - Free Breakfast Monday, November 12, 2012. Choose from a wide variety of breakfast foods set out on a buffet.  In-store dining only.

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Veterans Day Free MealsKrispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee Sunday November 11th. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans.  Call ahead to verify.
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Little Caesar’s – Free Crazy Bread Monday, November 12th 2012
To be eligible for the free Crazy Bread, you must show valid ID, DD-214 or veterans designation on the drivers license. Call ahead to determine if your local store is participating.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012, participating Max & Erma’s locations are serving a free cup of Tortilla Soup or side Caesar Salad, Cheeseburger, fries and chocolate chip cookie. View locations
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McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – Sunday, November 11th, 2012: Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée & must provide proof of military service. Valid at participating restaurants only.  M&S Veterans Appreciation Event.

Free entrees available on Sunday, Nov. 11 are Olive Garden’s cheese ravioli; spaghetti with meat sauce; chicken parmigiana; seafood alfredo; or grilled sausage and peppers rustica.  If a lighter meal is preferred, customers with proper military ID can order free unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks.

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Outback Steakhouse – Sunday November 11th and Monday November 12th: Outback Steakhouse® will give a Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a Coca-Cola® beverage on November 11-12, 2012 in celebration of Veterans Day. Then continues with the Military Mates 10% Off Discount from November 13-December 31, 2012.  http://outback.com/companyinfo/veteransday.aspx.

Red Robin – Monday, November 12th , 2012 all Red Robin guests with a military ID or in military uniform will receive a Free Red’s Tavern Double (styled or classic) and Bottomless Steak Fries. Red Robin is also partnering with Heinz to benefit the Wounded Warrior project.  Whenever a guest scans the QR code on the Heinz ketchup bottles in restaurants or from the fabric banners displayed; guests can send a thank you note.  For every thank you note received Heinz will donate $1.00 to the Wounded Warrior project.  Red Robin will match up to $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior project.

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Texas Roadhouse – Sunday November 11th: Every Texas Roadhouse location is offering free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. ID Required. Watch the Texas Roadhouse Veterans Day page .

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T.G.I. Friday’s – Monday, November 12th 2012: Free Lunch from 11-2 from the lunch menu.  Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service.  Only valid at participating locations. Find a location near you at  TGIFridays.com.

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Twin Peaks, Sunday November 11th, 2012: Free entrée for service men and women (up to $10). Good for veterans and active service personnel with valid ID or proof of service. Dine in only. Find a location.

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Uno Chicago Grill, Sunday November 11th and Monday November 12th. UNO Chicago Grill is offering veterans and active military members a free entrée or individual pizza with the purchase of an entrée or pizza of equal or greater value. Military ID or proof of service is required, but no coupon is needed. more…

Free Museum Admission for Active Duty Military

LogoThanks to the Blue Star Families Museums Initiative, more than 1,600 museums across the country offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families in a summer program that runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day nationwide.

To view the complete list of participating museums visit the Blue Star Museums Website: http://www.nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index2012.php

Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable through programs and partnerships like Operation Honor Cards, MilKidz Club and Blue Star Museums.

Membership includes military spouses, children and parents as well as service members, veterans and the civilians who strongly support them. To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit http://www.bluestarfam.org.

Free Art Event for Veterans in Washington, DC May 13 – May 18, 2012

Free Art Workshops and public events to promote creativity, wellness, and resilience in military communities.  Happening May 13th – May 18th, 2012 in Washington, DC.

  • View the flyer here
  • Register for FREE tickets online here

Vacations for Veterans Provides Free Lodging for OIF/OEF Purple Heart Recipients

Nearly 45,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans have been awarded the Purple Heart, and one non-profit group has found an amazing way to say “Thank You” to those honored veterans.

Since 2007, Vacations for Veterans has been providing 7 days of free lodging to wounded Purple Heart recipients.  Hundreds of vacation home and time share owners in the United States, have generously donated the use of their getaway spot in support of this program.

Vacations for Veterans became so popular in 2011, that they had to start booking for 2012.  Anyone who knows a wounded Purple Heart recipient that deserves a break, please share this program with them.

People interested in donating use of their homes,  timeshares, money or time can do so here: